M11 closed after lorry ends up on embankment

News / Wed 22nd Mar 2023 at 11:46am

1300 hrs

All lanes re-opened

Statement from Essex Fire Service: Firefighters are at the scene of a road traffic collision on the M11, northbound between Junction 8 (Stansted) and Junction 9 (Saffron Walden).

We were called today at 8.23am after a lorry left the carriageway and ended up on its side down an embankment.

Crews from Harlow, Stansted, Saffron Walden, Newport, Loughton, Dunmow, Cambridge and our Urban Search and Rescue team are in attendance.

They have stabilised the vehicle and are working to free the driver.

This is likely to be a protracted incident, so please avoid the area if possible. We will provide an update as soon as we can.

A STRETCH of M11 motorway has been closed after a collision involving a lorry.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it was called at about 08:20 GMT after the vehicle left the road and ended up on its side in an embankment.

The northbound carriageway was closed between junction eight at Bishop’s Stortford and junction 10 at Duxford.

Seven fire service crews were sent to the scene and officers were working to free the driver.

National Highways said delays of 30 minutes were still being reported later in the morning, approaching the closure, affecting traffic to London Stansted Airport.

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